MyScript

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MyScript
Industry Handwriting recognition software
Founded 1998
Headquarters Nantes, France
Key people
CEO: Paddy Padmanabhan[1]
Products Shape, Equation handwriting recognition, text input methods, Handwriting recognition applications for desktop and mobile devices
Number of employees
110+
Website www.myscript.com

MyScript is editing software. The publisher is headquartered in Nantes, France and provides online handwriting recognition-based applications and software development kits (SDK). MyScript software allows handwriting recognition for text input and data capture. MyScript handwriting recognition uses artificial intelligence and pattern recognition in over 80 languages for (note taking and forms processing, intended for education, automotive industry and mobility uses.

Company history[edit]

  • 1998: Vision Objects is founded by Stefan Knerr – Creation of MyScript technology based on artificial intelligence and pattern recognition algorithms.
  • 2000: Launch of MyScript Stylus[2] for PDA, Vision Objects' first product.
  • 2002: The core technology of MyScript available as MyScript Builder Standard Edition SDK - The same year, Vision Objects was elected among the Best 40’s Capital IT (a European organization that aims to discover promising projects at an early stage of development in IT and Life Sciences Technologies) and won the development award in Start West 2002.
  • 2003: Launch of the future standard in free text recognition: MyScript Notes.
  • 2005: A new SDK for embedded platforms, MyScript Builder Embedded Edition SDK. The same year, MyScript Form and MyScript InkSearch are launched while Vision Objects brings MyScript to vertical markets.
  • 2006: Full throttle on language development: Lingo and Letra packs with 16 languages for natural cursive handwriting recognition and 70 languages for isolated characters recognition (today, MyScript Lingo and Letra offer respectively 29 and 88 languages). The same year, Vision Objects won the first prize in the IWFHR 2006 handwritten character recognition competition for Tamil.
  • 2007: First full-screen multimedia message editor shipped on mobile phones: MyScript MMS Editor. The same year, MyScript FormModeler and MyScript FormProcessor professional form solutions are launched.
  • 2009: MyScript Studio Notes Edition[3] is launched and Vision Objects wins the first Arabic online handwriting recognition competition at the 10th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2009) in Barcelona. December 2010 DoubleDay Holdings and Vision Objects join forces for innovative growth in digital writing.
  • 2010: Vision Objects develops an entry point solution dedicated to small businesses and individuals for the semi-automatic processing of paper forms: MyScript Studio Forms Edition[4]

MyScript Technology[5][edit]

MyScript is online handwriting recognition technology and can be integrated in either standard or embedded platforms.

Introduction to MyScript technology[edit]

MyScript is online handwriting recognition engine which processes digital ink to convert it to text or even search through it. This digital ink is produced when writing with a digital pen, a pointing device or even a fingertip.

By using an online signal, MyScript obtains clear and rich data: MyScript uses both the time-ordered digital ink and the image (bitmap) as it appears. MyScript cannot use input obtained as image data from scanners or cameras.

MyScript technology therefore provides handwriting recognition whatever the writing style used: isolated character, hand printed characters, natural handwriting.

Languages[6][7][8][edit]

The MyScript engine uses different language recognition kernels in order to support Western, Cyrillic, Arabic and Asian languages. It has been trained through millions of handwritten samples from native writers.

Language is complex, so to go past simple recognition of characters, MyScript integrates a large range of linguistic information into the recognition process:

  • Lexicons: a subset of words stored in a dictionary and used to improve the accuracy of recognition by narrowing down the recognition possibilities to existing words.
  • Language models: models providing linguistic statistics on the occurrence of sequences of words. They describe how common language is formed and the probability of written words to occur together, improving accuracy according to the context.
  • DataFormats: library of regular or predefined expressions that describe the expected format of specific information (e.g. phone numbers, dates, emails, postal codes, etc.) in order to improve the accuracy of recognition.
  • Character subset: list of expected characters in a given application. By using a character subset, possible ambiguities between characters are avoided.

Shape recognition[9][edit]

MyScript not only supports alphabetic, numerical or punctuation characters, it also recognizes the most commonly used shapes such as:

Correction detection[edit]

MyScript is also a text correction engine: Nobody is perfect and we all make mistakes and cross out words, write over letters several times or add new text while writing notes!

MyScript technology can identify and deal with writing mistakes, which is particularly used in Form Processing industries where rigorous data validation is required.

A technology serving any device and any use case[edit]

Available through software development kits or end-user applications, MyScript can be tuned and integrated into third party applications associated with digital pens, paper pads, interactive whiteboards, phones, mobile Internet devices, tablet PCs, GPSs, eBooks or graphic tablets.

A multi-operating system technology[edit]

MyScript is available for various standard and embedded platforms and is optimized for commonly used operating systems such as Windows, Windows Mobile, Apple iOS, Mac OS, Linux, Embedded Linux, Android and Symbian. MyScript can be also ported on proprietary systems on demand.

Products[edit]

Software Development Kits[10][edit]

Designed for software application developers, MyScript Builder software development kits (SDKs) are sets of development tools including MyScript technology and its APIs for creating MyScript handwriting recognition based applications adapted to specific needs.

Professional form solutions[13][edit]

Designed for professionals in the forms processing market, MyScript FormModeler and MyScript FormProcessor enable the quick development and deployment of handwriting recognition-based form processing solutions.

  • MyScript FormModeler[14] is a complete Windows stand-alone application with a graphical user interface designed to easily create single or multi-page form templates and define their field properties for automated forms processing using MyScript handwriting recognition technology.
  • MyScript FormProcessor[15] is a Windows Server-based package of software modules designed to process forms using MyScript handwriting recognition technology.

Personal notes and forms management applications[16][edit]

  • MyScript Studio Notes Edition[17] is an end-user application developed to manage, search and convert handwritten notes uploaded from any digital writing device.
  • MyScript Studio Forms Edition[18] is an end-user applicationdedicated to small businesses and individuals which enables the processing of forms and includes all MyScript Studio Notes Edition functionalities.

Text input applications[19][edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Executive team - About. Vision Objects. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  2. ^ MyScript Stylus. YouTube. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  3. ^ Demo MyScript Studio Notes Edition_Conversion. YouTube. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  4. ^ MyScript Studio Forms Edition (Tutorial video). YouTube. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  5. ^ Description - MyScript technology - About MyScript - MyScript. Vision Objects. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  6. ^ Description - Language offering - MyScript. Vision Objects. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  7. ^ MyScript Lingo - Language offering - MyScript. Vision Objects. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  8. ^ MyScript Letra - Language offering - MyScript. Vision Objects. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  9. ^ Principles Of Shape Recognition Technology (SRT)
  10. ^ MyScript Builder Software Development Kits - MyScript. Vision Objects. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  11. ^ Description - MyScript Builder Standard Edition - MyScript Builder Software Development Kits - MyScript. Vision Objects. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  12. ^ Description - MyScript Builder Embedded Edition - MyScript Builder Software Development Kits - MyScript. Vision Objects. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  13. ^ Professional form solutions - MyScript. Vision Objects. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  14. ^ Description and benefits - MyScript FormModeler - Professional form solutions - MyScript. Vision Objects. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  15. ^ Description - MyScript FormProcessor - Professional form solutions - MyScript. Vision Objects. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  16. ^ Personal notes and forms management applications - MyScript. Vision Objects. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  17. ^ Description - MyScript Studio Notes Edition - Personal notes and forms management applications - MyScript. Vision Objects. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  18. ^ Description - MyScript Studio Forms Edition - Personal notes and forms management applications - MyScript. Vision Objects. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  19. ^ Text input applications - MyScript. Vision Objects. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  20. ^ Description - MyScript Stylus - Text input applications - MyScript. Vision Objects. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  21. ^ Description - MyScript Stylus Mobile - Text input applications - MyScript. Vision Objects. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  22. ^ Description - MyScript MMS Editor - Text input applications - MyScript. Vision Objects. Retrieved on 2010-11-05.